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Postgraduate Students


At any time there are between fifteen and twenty postgraduate students in Materials Engineering.


Velile Vilane
Grain refinement of titanium alloys
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Vicky Cain
A fatigue study on Ti components produced by the Selective Laser Melting process
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Ryan Matthews
Primary water stress corrosion cracking studies of structural materials in pressurised water nuclear reactors
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Iosif Vazirgiantzikis
Investigation into the surface modification of Ti-6Al-4V to facilitate antimicrobial ionic silver intergration for use in implantable orthopaedic devices
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Nicolas Cardenas
Investigation into the applicability and performance of the Digital Image Correlation method to measure creep strain in pipe welds in the Eskom power station context.
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Francisco Agostinho
Development of High Performance and Efficient Coating Repair Systems for Offshore Tropical Marine Environment
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Hiranya Naicker
Parametric study on the compactibility of Ti-6Al-4V during direct powder rolling
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Kashir Singh
Experimental Investigation of Creep Damage of a Thermally Exposed Component in Coal Power Plants
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Oliet Tshamano
Small punch testing for embrittlement evaluation of power plant materials
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Pedro Chicuba
Assessment of the Pitting and Crevice Corrosion Resistance of Alloy 825 in Stagnant Seawater
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Philip Doubell
Influence of Heat Treatment parameters variations on properties of CSEF steels (P91)
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Sandy Mariaye
The effects of hydrogen as a temporary element on the compaction, partial sintering, hot rolling and annealing processes in the manufacturing of Ti-6Al-4V by powder metallurgy.
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Muhammad Stracey
Modelling of Crack Damage due to Creep and Fatigue Exposure
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Duduzile Zamavezi Nkomo
The effect of processing and microstructure on the corrosion behaviour of Hercules™ + Mo stainless steel
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Leebashen Naicker
Influence of Heat Treatment Condition on SCC Properties of Low Pressure Turbine Blades – FV520B Stainless Steel
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Trisha Rasiawan
Weldability limits for creep aged material
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Rabelani Masindi
The influence of steckel mill process parameters on dynamic and static annealing response of AISI430 ferritic stainless steel.
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Livhuwani Magidi
The Study of Intermetallic Particles in Aluminum Alloy AA3104 Can-Body Stock
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Bridget Sikhondze
Steckel Mill Rolling Simulation of Ti6Al4V Alloy
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Megan Steytler
The commercial feasibility and potential product applications of direct powder rolled titanium
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Candice Mias
To investigate the effect of processing parameters on the microstructural evolution and texture development in AA3104 aluminium alloy during hot rolling on a reversing mill
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Lehlomelo Matjelo
Mechanical and microstructural characterisation of Ti6Al4V alloy produced by the selective laser melting (SLM) at different scanning speeds
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Olwethu Mndini
Investigation of the sensitivity of Heat Affected Zone (HAZ) to creep damage
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